Monthly Archives: May 2015

I’m Beginning to Think Less Communication Would Be Better

Apparently, no.  We can’t get along. Bill Schmalfeldt sent a letter to Aaron Walker asking for a pause in hostilities: My wife is on her way to the hospital in an ambulance right now. Might you pass the word among … Continue reading

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Kid Misses School, Mom Gets Arrested

This should NOT happen.  Julie Giles was issued an arrest warrant.  There’s some disagreement as to whether she was handcuffed and arrested.  From Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (h/t A Conservative Christian Man – Paul Lemmen) You see, according to the compulsory … Continue reading

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Heckler’s Veto and Islam — With a Sharia Update Below

This article says a lot about our relationship between Muslims, free expression and fear.  DC Metro will not allow any issue ads because it’s clear that offending Muslims would be dangerous. Da Tech Guy explains: What does that tell us? … Continue reading

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Things I Know about Doctors and Cops — Because of TV

No matter the killer’s psychological makeup, “He won’t stop until we catch him.” (Dangerous Minds) Police put up pictures of suspects, witnesses and victims on a blackboard right there in the squad room.  Because they’d never keep it all straight … Continue reading

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The Culture of Offendedness

Update, and a picture of Kirsten Powers below this post My pet project this year is Shutuppery.  This is the use of lawfare, public shaming and social media to shut down debate. Express doubt that there is a “rape culture” … Continue reading

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Shutuppery — With an Update (Fisking Bill)

Update: Bill Schmalfeldt has commented.  For the sake of simplicity I’ll comment below — so everything is chronological.  I’ll give you a hint:  He’s wrong, I’m right and I can prove it. Lately I’ve been writing about Shutuppery. Shutuppery is … Continue reading

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“I’m sorry, Mr. Kimberlin. It’s not just a failure. It’s an udder failure.”

Aaron Walker responds to a document by Brett Kimberlin. 

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Liberty, Liberals and Being Told to Shut Up

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” ― George Orwell “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep … Continue reading

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If Books Were Like Blogs

Every page would have the same graphics and links to the left and right of the new content.  The links would include new writing by the author, which you might be interested in, but there would be a lot of … Continue reading

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More Shutuppery – An Anti-Censorship Play Gets Censored

Sometimes you can see these things coming.  Who really thought that the monologue entitled “Mohammed Gets a Boner” would really ever open?  The piece took on the subject of when it is appropriate to offend religious groups.  Greenwich Village artsies can … Continue reading

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